Businesses in west Cumbria have been working through the night to move chiller units into Whitehaven Academy to cool classrooms down for students taking their GCSEs.
It is believed the students have been taking their exams in heated conditions over the past two weeks, where classroom have reached temperatures 'soaring above 30 degrees' this week.
Bright Tribe, the Trust that runs the school, has released the following statement:
The issue came to light following a number of Tweets on social media:
Teachers at Whitehaven Academy have carried out a series of strikes to protest against the way the school has been run by Bright Tribe Trust.
Concerns include the state of the school buildings, changes to teachers' pensions, their workload, and their conditions of employment, including pay and pay progression.
It was announced in November last year that the Trust is to be replaced.